Safety & Security Research Technical Support

This project supports the need to conduct alternative fuel safety research and to provide technical support to transit agencies operating alternative fuel buses. A number of serious incidents relating to compressed natural gas (CNG) buses have occurred in the past several years. These incidents involved buses, facilities, and fueling stations. Consequences and losses from these fuel related hazards on transit buses and at facilities are serious concerns of the transit industry. Under this project research will be conducted on alternative fuels safety issues and practices. Data will be collected for safety standards development activities and for updating the technical guidance documents on alternative fuels. Special studies will be conducted on the safety practices and use of alternative fuels in the transit industry. This project reaffirms safety as the top priority in the Department of Transportation.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $150000.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Transit Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Mora, Jeffrey

    • Performing Organizations:

      Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

      Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
    • Principal Investigators:

      Spiewak, D

    • Start Date: 20030715
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • Source Data: RiP Project 5829

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459484
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
    • Contract Numbers: FTA-MA-26-7071/9070
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:04PM